27 Feb Decorate your indoor garden with plants that absorb moisture
The accumulation of humidity in the home is an evil that, unfortunately, we often have to face. Not all flats or houses enjoy an ideal orientation or adequate light and ventilation conditions, so it is very common to find homes with a marked tendency to accumulate humidity in the environment. In addition to causing bad odors, this excess humidity can be very harmful to health, as it encourages the multiplication of bacteria and the appearance of fungi or mold. The latter can be especially dangerous for people with respiratory conditions or problems and, also, fungi can act as an aggravating factor for allergies. However, a natural problem can also be fought with a natural solution: dehumidifying plants. They can be excellent allies in the fight against humidity at home, beautifying our home and improving its conditions.
If you are wondering what to do to remove humidity from your house’s rooms and want to learn more about anti-humidity plants for indoors and outdoors, join us in this in which we show you plants that absorb moisture from the ambient.
Plants that absorb moisture
Lily of peace
The peace lily or spatiphile is a type of plant in the Araceae family that comprises more than 30 species. It is a tropical plant native to some parts of America, such as the Caribbean, which does not support frost or currents, so it is common to grow it indoors. It does not need much lighting and can absorb moisture through its leaves, making it a great option for rooms without many hours of light. If its leaves turn brown, it is a sign that the plant needs more watering, a more protected location, or a supply of compost.
Spider or ribbon plant
The spider plant, also known as love loop, ribbon, malamadre or its scientific name, Chlorophytum comosum, is another of the very popular indoor plants for its ability to absorb environmental humidity, absorbing much of the water that it needs. In addition to being one of the plants that absorb condensation from the water and that, therefore, if it is in a humid area, it does not need much watering, it does not require much light or it does not have demanding care and, also, it is capable of purifying formaldehyde in the environment.
Like all epiphytic plants, the tillandsia absorbs moisture in the environment to hydrate itself since it does not have roots to attach to the soil to extract nutrients or water. It is one of the plants with the greatest dehumidification capacity, and as we do not need substrate, we have much more freedom to locate it. Also known as air carnations, these bromeliad families’ plants are easy to grow, requiring only the occasional contribution of specific fertilizer, very few waterings, and some spraying in dry environments.
The bamboo palm or bamboo palm tree, with the scientific name Chamaedorea seifrizii , is a plant that has its origin in Central America and Mexico, well known for its ability not only to absorb environmental humidity but to purify the air.
Its natural environment reaches heights of up to 3 meters, although indoors, it grows much less. Find a moist, shady location for it, and keep it covered from frost.
Mints, well known as aromatic plants, are also excellent as plants that absorb moisture from the soil. Their ability to grow in shady or semi-shady areas and their great water demand makes them ideal for turning humid areas of a garden into a green corner with a very pleasant smell. Likewise, they also absorb a lot of humidity from the environment, so it is also ideal to have in the kitchen, bathroom, or living room. If you grow your mint, you can also use it as a cooking ingredient or infusions.
The English ivy, the scientific name Hedera helix, is a climbing originating in southern Europe and northern Africa, and Asia.
Indoors it is common to grow it in hanging pots to not cling to the walls, which could damage. Placed in the air and high, the climbing ivy will help keep the air clean of humidity and impurities, making it difficult for mold to appear.
Other moisture-absorbing plants
After seeing in detail some of the indoor air purifying plants, which help eliminate excess humidity and impurities from the environment, we show you more names of plants that absorb humidity from the environment so that you have more to choose from decorating your home.
- Boston fern
- Maidenhair fern
- Babylonian fern
- Chamaedorea Elegans
- Coffee grower
- Dracaena or Brazilian trunk
- Lucky bamboo
- Red dogwood
- Soleirolia soleirolii